Dec 3, 2012 8:00am PST
in the city, to tax us a little bit on it, but this is what we do as a great international city. all of you have a very distinct role in all of this and it's my pleasure to begin telling you how proud i am and the months of september and particularly october have all been full of great events, and numerous events, and sometimes on schedules that while we had mentally took note they would be on the similar weekends, we were of course needing to really communicate with each other, and make sure we did all the things in the background that no one ever sees and talks to each other to make sure things happen smoothly, and i want to give big kudos to ed risin and all the others in transportation and advising people to take public transportation and emphasize that in all of our major international and worldwide and world seize of events that happened in the city. >> >> whether it's america's cup or fleet week or some incredible music on the bluegrass side of the city as well as just neighborhood events that we continue to invite we shined very well because we did do the right emphasis and we encou
Dec 26, 2012 10:30pm PST
internally. i think one of the things we struggled with as a city we're are asking ourselves if we can do better and i agree. there are always opportunities to do better and the conversations around performance and are we performing to our ideals and standards? and you have to define what those goals and standards are. the department of technology, as president chiu you pointed out, we had an audit in the controller's office and said we needed better performance measures and we have been providing those for several years now and i suggest to you because we are highly centralized organization for the city that we do that for the entire city and i think there is confusion about what we do and compare it across the city to all of the it organizations across the city, every organization that does it, then we could start developing a common understanding, common baseline of what the performance looks like, and when we are satisfied living up to our own expectations and i am happy to tell you and i know we're wondering if we are making progress, and i think externally we are making progress.
Dec 23, 2012 3:30am PST
promenade we probably at this time really challenge ourselves as a city to make walking even more safe. and even though there's more people walking, there's local visitors, there's shoppers, there's international visitors coming, and they utilize our streets and the sidewalks even more. we have to do more. we can't be satisfied with just what we've done before because we have the data that shows us more and more where the hot spots are all over the city. and we have also been concentrating on what makes a neighborhood more dangerous for pedestrians, what makes a neighborhood more safer. and i suggest to you tonight that -- or today that in our downtown area is probably one of the most safest areas to walk buzz we pay a lot more attention to that area. but there are a lot of other places where we haven't considered the issues of lowering the speed, as we've done around our schools with walk sf. we haven't done enough study around the data, completed the data of collision and pedestrian injuries as well as we should have to make it safer. so, our pedestrian strategy really is in draft fo
Dec 14, 2012 5:00am PST
drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel in the city at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was just kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts through this mess. he is reportedly just months away from retirement, as well. the chief promises some swift and severe discipline if it turns out to be true. >>> bart is giving extra security this holiday season. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the westfield shopping center here in the city and cate, shoppers headed to the malls on bart trains are apparently big targets for thieves. right? >> reporter: that's right, frank. you know, when you're holiday shopping it's really easy to get distracted when you're coming from the stores especially to the bart stations. so bart is launching a safety campaign to make sure that you are safe this holiday season. now, last night, at the west oakland station, bart partnered with oakland police, private, volunteer security guards offering escorts for riders to their cars. oakland police and bart say this is a move to le